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Vertu is dead

It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. They so

Luxury phone maker Vertu changes hands yet again

Exiled Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan could have picked up around 10,000 averaged-priced Vertu handsets for the amount he reportedly just paid for the company. Though it’s tough to say, really, whic

Luxury Phone Brand Vertu Launches Its First Android-Powered Handset — For Those With $10,000+ To Spend

Vertu, the formerly-owned-by-Nokia maker of eye-wateringly expensive, leather-clad, gem-encrusted, handmade-in-the-U.K. 'luxury' smartphones, has launched its first Android-powered device: the Vertu T

Source: Former Nokia Vet Anssi Vanjoki Will Be CEO Of EQT-Owned Vertu, Android To Replace Symbian

Word has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/nokiaoyj-vertu-idUSWEA437720121012">come through</a> that Nokia has completed its sale of luxury phone brand Vertu to EQT VI

Chinese Servant Gets 10 Years In Jail For Stealing Overpriced Nokia Vertu Handset

Here's a sad, and slightly ridiculous, coda to the story of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vertu.com">Vertu</a>, Nokia's wrong turn into making bling-tastic handsets <a target="_blank" href="http

Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For €200 Million

Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vertu.com/en/default.aspx">Vertu</a>.

Nokia Considering Selling Fancy-Pants Vertu Line

<a HREF="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/04/30/uk-nokia-sale-idUKBRE83T0CE20120430">Reuters</a> is reporting that <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Nokia">Nokia</a> is exploring selling the

Nokia Is Looking To Sell Its Luxury Phone Subsidiary Vertu

As <a href="http://crunchbase.com/company/nokia">Nokia</a> struggles to establish itself as a worthy competitor to Apple and the Android bulldozer in the smartphone segment, the company is looking to

Nokia Says Sayonara To Japan – Again

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/vertu-japan.jpg" /> That was a long sayonara: in November 2008, <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/tag/nokia/">Nokia</a> decided to <

Vertu makes a video explaining why we can't afford their phones

Got $310,000 to spend on a phone like the Vertu Signature Cobra? No? Hm. How about $83,000, for the Vertu Signature Diamond. Still no? Well, crap. Oh! Okay, here: how about somewhere between $4,000 an

Vertu to sell 4 golden cell phones in Japan (price: $215,000 each)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/vertu_2-620x620.jpg" /> Nokia pulled out of Japan, one of the world's biggest mobile markets, <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/11

In a stroke of genius, Vertu preps pink phone for Valentine's Day

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/vertupink.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/tag/vertu/">Vertu</a>, French for "virtue," has a pink phone <i>just in time</i>

Show your love for overpriced mobile phones with the Vertu V Collection

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/vertu-v.jpg">You know the Vertu phones, right? The over-priced Nokias sold in watch stores and casinos? Well, soon there will be over-pri

Nokia starts offering VERTU mobile phone services in Japan

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nokia_japan.jpg" alt="nokia_japan" /> Japan is a tough market to crack for many non-Japanese cell phone makers, and even the world's l

Yeah, this Vertu concept looks better than most of the ‘real’ phones out there

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/vertu.jpg" />Apparently this phone is getting ready for a big Muay Thai match. It's a Vertu—“vertu” is “virture” in Frenc

Vertu opens uber-awesome flagship store in Tokyo

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/vertu_store_tokyo.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/11/28/nokia-gives-up-japan-almost-will-possibly-focus-more-on-china-an

Money burning a hole in your pocket? How about a $30,000 Vertu cellphone (with 3G!)

Ah, Russia. Home to a well-olied kleptocracy, Andrei Arshavin and, apparently, incredibly wealthy people who don’t know what to do with their money. (See: Roman Abramovich et al.) As such, we re

Nokia gives up Japan (almost), will possibly focus more on China and India

Nokia, the world’s leading mobile phone maker, announced it would stop selling and marketing its handsets in Japan because the market share remained flat over too many years (hovering at around 1% v

Nokia plans to bring its Vertu luxury brand to Japan, is poised to fail

Japan has always been a tough market crack for Nokia, the world’s biggest cell phone manufacturer. While the Finnish company boasts a 40 percent share of global handset sales, this figure has be
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